The pick here looks to be LAURELDEANS BEST, while Ask The Oracle can give her most to do. Richard Fahey has his string continuing to go well in the winter months and the selection is tried here for the first time, after a couple of promising efforts at Wolverhampton. The drop back in trip and slower surface make her appealing, and with fitness assured and some advantage at the weights we will side with her. Ask The Oracle patently did not stay 1m 4f at Lingfield last time and although this drop in trip looks a positive it is far from certain to suit even though he is proven on the surface. Sure Fire is another to consider and will appreciate this surface judged on his effort over 1m 4f here last time. He went well enough that day and is open to a fair bit of improvement, so a market check is advised given connections. Rawaaj looks to have a bit to prove, and on this surface stablemate Dubai Creek looks more interesting, given that he has every chance of acting here and over this trip. Laureldeans Best is given the vote.
Haka Dancer (USA) 7-1 (9-7) Chased leader to over 4f out, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, lost 3rd post, 4th of 11, 11l behind Stormy Summer (9-0) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fbs.
Oniz Tiptoes (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out , one pace, 6th of 14, 5l behind Harcas (9-8) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
Railway Park (IRE) 100-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, behind from 4th, struggling from 6 out, 8th of 10, well behind I'm Delilah (10-6) at Doncaster 2m nov chs (3) gd in Dec.
Sure Fire (GER) 7-1 (9-8) Led, driven over 4f out, headed over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Lava Steps (9-3) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fbs in Dec.
Ask The Oracle 5-2fav (8-13) Dwelt, held up in touch, pushed along over 4f out, reminders 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 9l behind Sircozy (8-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Dubai Creek (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Slowly away, behind, pushed along 4f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 13, 6l behind At Wits End (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Rawaaj 8-1 (8-9) Held up headway on wide outside in to mid-division halfway, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened and behind, 10th of 13, 23l behind Bow To No One (8-9) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Laureldeans Best (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Held up and keen, chased leaders over 2f out, not much room over 1f out, soon switched right, one pace, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Inflammable (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Miss Ghena (USA) 14-1 (9-6) Mid-division on outer, dropped to rear approaching straight, 11th of 14, 14l behind Rambling Dancer (9-2) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Try Cat Mark Of Esteem filly out of French Spice.